From thecut.com: And God Created Woman. Her name: Brigitte Bardot. The original “sex kitten” was discovered by director — and future husband — Roger Vadim on the cover of Elle. With her feral pout and tousled mane, Bardot exuded a naïve sensuality that was irresistible. A former dancer, she popularized shoulder-baring “Bardot” necklines and asked Repetto to make her slippers to wear on the street; the birth of the ballet flat.